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Bobby Pfeil
Bobby Pfeil
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 325 of 1043 players
Robert Raymond Pfeil
Born: November 13, 1943 at Passaic, N.J.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.01 Weight: 180

Bobby Pfeil was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on May 26, 2009.

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First Mets game: June 26, 1969
Last Mets game: September 27, 1969

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Bob Hackett
Bobby rated a ring for 69, but the Mets had to leave him off the post season roster.

Jim Snedeker
November 19, 2001
One day in 1971, my 6th grade English teacher silently walked to the blackboard, wrote "Pfeil" and asked if anyone could pronounce it.

My friend and fellow Met fan Bruce immediately piped up and said "Bobby Pfeil!", making sure the "P" was silent.

I'll bet most ballplayers don't realize the number of different ways they influence young kids.

September 28, 2002
I have a 1969 team picture and a few years ago I was going to autograph shows collecting signatures. Bobby Pfeil was the hardest to get because no one knew where he was. Finally they flew him in to New York and as I recall since his was one of the hardest to get his autograph cost more than some of the stars. At least he made a few bucks out of it.

Bob Anthony
November 27, 2002
One of Bobby's biggest contributions was a two-out RBI bunt single to win the second game of a doubleheader at Jarry Park in Montreal in the summer of '69. It gave the Mets a split of the twinbill.

Bob R.
January 6, 2003
Yeah, Bobby! He's always a trivia question about the '69 team because they dropped him from the roster before the Series. I remember that game-winning bunt that another fan mentioned, but he forgot to mention what also happened that day....Neil Armstrong walked on the moon!

Mr. Sparkle
January 16, 2003
All I remember about Boby is a friend of mine who would always call him in his best Murphy voice "Bobby P-file" and then he would laugh. That's what I think of when I think of this guy.

Nicholas Koliarakis
May 22, 2004
I was 6 years old during most of the 1969 season (I would turn 7 late that September). This was my first year ever watching baseball - and my team was the Mets. My favorite Mets player was Bobby Pfeil for no other reason that he wore the number "1" and that happened to be my favorite number!

I remember having his baseball card (Topps 1970) and I do recall that he had one plate appearance against the Mets when he was with the Phillies - and I am almost positive that it was at Shea Stadium. He wore the number 18 and they mentioned on TV that his wife's name was Elaine.

He was on Long Island not long ago for a card/autograph show near where I live. I didn't go, however, and I don't remember if I was doing something that day that precluded my attending or if I just plum forgot! I understand he is living in California nowadays. Anyhow, I hope that I can indeed get his autograph some day.

Ed Deville
January 10, 2005
Dropped from the post-season roster, then dropped from the team the following year, Bobby Pfeil has become our Moonlight Graham: we wished he had gotten a better shake, but all of us 69 Mets fans wish him all the best wherever he is. Keep charging $100 for those autographs, Bobby. You deserve it!

January 14, 2005
If my memory is correct, Bobby had a bunt single that drove in the winning run in a game played the day man first walked on the moon, July 1969.

Jonathan Stern
January 14, 2005
Pfeil warned Seaver about Jimmy Qualls before the legendary "Almost-Perfect" Game of 1969.

Joey Scigliano
February 7, 2005
I was born August 27, 1969 in San Diego California. The Miracle Mets were in San Diego that day and defeated Clay Kirby and the expansion San Diego Padres and Bobby Pfeil was in the lineup. Years later, while I was in high school, I received Micro League Baseball (one of the first true baseball simulations for computers) and it came with some of the great teams of baseball and one of those teams was the 1969 Mets. I played the Mets against all kinds of teams and got a big time kick out of it and one of my favorite players was Bobby Pfeil because he had a weird name and I discovered that he played almost every position for the 1971 Phillies, so I made sure Pfeil got in most of the games and wound up playing every position for me.

August 27, 2005
I think M. Donald Grant kept Bobby Pfeil's fielding glove with him in the owner's box during the '69 World Series, as a show of support because Pfeil was left off the post-season roster.

Jamey Bumbalo
February 12, 2006
He appeared in 62 games in 1969--more than one-third of the season. Does anyone know why or for whom he was left off the postseason roster? His career essentially ended after 1969.

Rob R
February 22, 2006
I remember when I was little collecting baseball cards of the World Champion Mets in 1970. I seemed to have quadruplicates of Bobby Pfeil and Rod Gaspar, and never did get Tom Seaver! In later years I would look back on the cards and say "Who were those two guys!"

david lozano
July 22, 2008
For those who are wondering where Bobby Pfeil is today, he lives in Stockton, Ca. where he has coached high school baseball and has a property management company called RPM. A true gentleman and a nice guy. Well-liked in the community.

October 17, 2008
Bobby Pfeil was never given a fair shake with the Mets. He should have been on the post season roster. Instead he became the forgotten man. Does anyone remember how he filled in for Buddy Harrelson when Bud was on active military duty? He played very well in the times he was in the lineup.

August 11, 2015
I don't know if anyone can verify this, but I recall that in Pfeil's first game at Shea, he wore a road uniform because he had been called up on a hasty basis and they did not have an extra home one for him. As for why they left him off the post season roster, it was between him and Jack Di Lauro, and Jack was the always in demand left handed pitcher commodity while the Mets already had lefty and righty batters at 3rd base.

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